Services delivered by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust set to resume

Most routine appointments for services delivered by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will be resuming from tomorrow (Wednesday). 

There will be a reduced service in some areas as we have an extensive range of services across the County delivered from over 200 sites.

The dental access centre on the Cumberland Infirmary has power restored today and will be open for urgent appointments tomorrow resuming a full service from Thursday.

We are asking patients not to worry if you have missed your appointment due to the difficulties created by the floods and reassure them that their appointment can be re-arranged.

Full details of services provided by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust:

Children’s and Families services:

As from 9:00am tomorrow, Wednesday 9 December 2015, the Children and Families Care Group plan to resume normal service with some exceptions in:

The West – Keswick and Cockermouth

The East – Carlisle, Appleby and Patterdale

The South – Kendal

Specialist services:

All specialist services will return to normal routine from Wednesday 9th December with the exception of dental services.

Dental Services – On Wednesday 9th December urgent access will be provided for patients in Carlisle and Eden, and in Allerdale and Copeland, normal services will resume on Thursday.  Any patients that have planned routine appointments and are directly affected by this will be contacted by the team to make alternative arrangements. If you have not been contacted directly by phone or SMS to cancel any appointments then please presume it will your appointment will go ahead as planned or contact the clinics directly.

Mental Health:

All mental health clinics and appointments will return to normal from Wednesday 9th December, in some cases because of issues with the transport network, particularly Carlisle and Allerdale, services will have reduced capacity.

Community services:

The community services staff are planning to resume business as usual. All outpatient services will be on tomorrow, however teams are still facing significant pressures mainly because of the transport networks, so there may be local disruption.  Where this occurs, patients will be contacted.

Dr Sara Munro, Director of Quality & Nursing said:

“We have been able to maintain all of our urgent and priority services throughout the disruption.  Despite very challenging conditions, we have been able to staff all of our inpatient units and check all of our priority patients which has been particularly challenging for our community staff.  We have had outstanding support from the local community, emergency services & rescue workers without which it would not have been possible.  We have also had outstanding support from our staff many of whom have gone above and beyond their duty during this incident in order to make sure that our patients are safe.  We are supporting over 80 staff members who have been personally affected by the floods and we are very grateful to our workforce who are pulling together to support each other.”

A number of routes remain unpassable please refer to the county council website for the latest information on road closures and to the police website.